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good evening a san jose police officer who intended to scare a teen has unnerved his department. now they are considering new rules on how cops in ter act with people they know. it is all because of a fake arrest caught on a cell phone camera. lisa amin gulezian is live with the story. lisa? >> dap, the fake arrest is causing a lot of things to happen. an internal investigation is going on. the d.a. is looking into all this, and now the police department is creating new code of conduct procedures.
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>> the boy accused having sex with the man's stepdaughter took this video on august 30th. he gave it to the san jose mercury news. we showed it to the independent police auditor. judge kordell couldn't comment directly because she is looking into all the allegations. she did pinpoint two policies listed in the duty manual that should be scrutinized. >> when an officer is on duty or off duty, officers will avoid becoming officially involved in quarrels or disputes occurring in their own neighborhoods. >> the other is an article dealing with the code of conduct involving personal feelings. the teenager's yrent pa insist -- parents insist the officer was out of line.
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>> do you know what that means? no. not a good thing. the person is the cop's daughter. >> the officer's attorney paints a different picture, one of a concerned father who is given permission by the boy's parents to use scare straight tactics. >> at no time do you hear the parents of the young man objecting, getting upset, crying. so the video is absolutely exculpatory from the cop's perspective. >> and the attorney points to this moment when the father talks to his son while cuffed. >> use your head. >> his department in the meantime is reviewing the duty manual which does not make specific mention of this type of behavior. >> we determined that there should be probably a very specific section that addresses this or several versions into creating one.
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>> sergeant lopez says the officer may have violated more than just those two policies. he is currently on administrative leave. lisa amin gulezian, abc7 news. >> thanks very much. a judge cleared the way for california's first execution in nearly five years. that means that pending any last-minute appeals albert brown will be put to death one minute after midnight next wednesday morning. he would be the first death row inmate executed in the newly thatew, lethal injection procedure. and he will have a choice how his life will end. lilian kim is here to explain. lilian? >> death row inmate albert brown has a decision to make, to be executed with a three-drug combination as used in the past or with a single drug, a heavy dose of sodium pentathal. brown has until tomorrow to make his choice.
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>> executions will resume next week. albert brown is scheduled to receive a lethal injection one minute past midnight. the victims' rights group, citizens against homicide says it is about time. >> truth in sentencing needs to happen. i think moving forward so these families can have some sort of closure is a positive thing. >> it is california's first execution in nearly25 years. a judge gave the go ahead now that prison officials complied with his order. they built a roomier chamber and has revised how they are trained. >> they are coming in with evidence there is about to be an unconstitutional execution. he finds the evidence is not there, and there is no reason he can find legally to bar this execution. >> albert brown was convicted of raping and murdering 15-year-old susan jordan of riverside county 30 years ago. brown grabbed her, tied a
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shoelace around her neck and pulled her into an orange grove. then later this night brown called jordan's mother telling her "you will never see your daughter again." jordan's family is counting on next week's execution. they say their 30-year wait is long enough. >> we are a christian family. attorneys with the aclu are helping with the legal challenges. >> there is much more litigation to come. all the more reason why we need to stop these proceedings. the stakes here really are too high and too many unanswered questions for this to continue. >> on monday, attorneys will ask a marin county judge for a temporary restraining order suspending executions. they also will be taking their case to the 9th circuit court of appeals. dan? >> lilian kim reporting. now more information on this subject, there are690 people
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on death row that are men at san quentin. 18 women are awaiting their execution at the central california women's facility. clean up is in full swiping in the heart of the san -- full swing in the heart of the san bruno disaster zone. they have signed a liability waiver that includes a guarantee they will not have any out of pocket expenses. pg&e says they will pick up the estimated $60,000 cost per house. the clean up is being done due to strict environmental regulations. and from clearing debris to saying goodbye. nearly a thousand people attended a memorial service for three more victims of the san bruno disaster. three generations of one family. abc7's amy hollyfield has the story. >> almost a thousand people gathered to remember three members of the bullis family.
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levon and her 50-year-old son greg and his 17-year-old son, will. >> they loved one another, they loved their community. they loved their church community. they play together and laugh together. they are a great family. they touched a lot of lives. >> so many the church and neighborhood ran out of parking spaces. so buses and ferry people to outdoor high schools. they were provided to handle the large crowd. >> he was hysterical. >> friends remembered greg's sense of humor saying he was always playing practical jokes on people. his son, will, was a senior at mills high school and a youth deacon at church. he was remembered for his gentle presence. and 85-year-old levon was described as a warm and patient woman described as a deacon at church. friends say surviving members of the family at times feel over -- overwell med by grief. >> they have no way to go
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about how to handle the normal the sorting issues when it comes to the death of a loved one. >> their family decided to keep the funeral private, but decided to step outside to watch them honor greg who served in the navy. >> the coroner's office could not confirm the death until wednesday of this week. nearly two weeks after the fire. bringing the death toll to 7. in burlingame, amy hollyfield, abc7 news. >> and the golden state warriors reached out to the san bruno community. keith smart and player reggie williams mingled with residents at the city park. coach smart can empathize with the fire victims because in 1995 he lost his home in a fire in indiana. he wanted to share his experience and deliver a message of encouragement as the fire victims began their
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own recovery process, a gesture i'm sure they appreciated. governor shart sharts is calling on -- governor schwarzenegger is calling on a law to make it illegal for them to work in the state's healthcare program which provides care to the elderly and disabled in california. and while some claim a person's past does not affect their ability to provide care, the governor believes they pose a grave threat to vulnerable people. >> it is the equivalent of saying come and take care of my grandmother. >> it is providing good care for an individual like myself. >> state documents show there are 210 violent felons working in the program or applied for jobs in the program. governor schwarzenegger vetoed a bill that would require ski resorts to report accidents. there was a statement saying many ski resorts are on u.s.
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forest service land and already required to provide accident reports. another bill by leland-ye would have required children to wear helmet on the slopes. the governor did sign that one, but since it was contingent on the other bill, neither will become law. well, a lot more to come. as we continue, the government wants your prescription drugs before someone else gets their hands on them. how you can help this process. two local court employees accused of taking bribes for fixing tickets. that story is only on 7. and the frightening bank robbery where ruthless crooks never had to set foot in the bank. and sarah shourd finally get the meeting she has been hoping for. all of that coming up. and then later on "nightline." >> i'm sin -- i'm cynthia. who is behind the obscene calls and what is being done to stop them? and the hottest ticket in town
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behind the scenes of thththththh ♪ i thought it was over here... ♪ [car horn honks] our outback always gets us there... ... sometimes it just takes us a little longer to get back. ♪ our state is in a real mess. and i'm not going to give you any phony plans or snappy slogans that don't go anywhere. we have to make some tough decisions. we have to live within our means. we have got to take the power from the state capitol and move it down to the local level, closer to the people. and no new taxes, without voter approval. we have got to pull together not as republicans or as democrats but as californians first. at this stage in my life, i'm prepared to do exactly that.
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an abc7 news exclusive. two court employees are under arrest accused of fixing tickets in exchange for cash. vic lee reports from fremont. >> hernandez was arrested in late august. deputies say he got caught up in a sting by alameda county sheriff's office in the
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fremont courthouse. a woman they are not identifying came up to the traffic window to pay a ticket. a source says it was a large fine. deputies say hernandez offered to fix the ticket in return for cash. instead, she reported the bribe offer. sources tell us they were $100 bills. the woman then handed the money over to hernandez as deputies watched. this is sergeant jd nelson. >> that person did go forward and do that, had their record taken care of at basically a third less than what it would have cost. >> reporter: earlier last week, felix chavez was arrested after court officials launched an investigation to see who else may have been involved. >> after we arrested mr. hernandez we did an audit and found discrepancies. >> the alameda court
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administrators denied our request for an interview. they said according to judicial cannons of et thuks and other restrictions, they were unable to comment on pending cases and related issues. appropriate administrative actions have been taken. both the court and the sheriff's office say they are investigating. >> the investigation on these two people is on going, and to see how far back it goes and how widespread it is. >> now, hernandez is charged with accepting a bribe, embezzlement and grand theft. as you just heard sergeant nelson say, the big question now is just how widespread were these bribes, and are they occurring in other courthouses? that is the focus of the investigation. vic lee, abc7 news. >> horrifying crime in florida. a bank was robbed there today by one of its own tellers humaned into a human
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bomb. police say it began early this morning when three men burst into the teller's home and held him hostage. at about 8:00 a.m., they strapped a bomb to his chest, drove him to the bank and ordered him to rob it or be blown up. >> once he was able to secure the money with the assistance of the branch manager, he gave it to the two individuals who were waiting in the parking lot. he was ordered back to the bank. the individuals left in a red mustang. >> now, this is the teller with police after the heist. he has been cleared and released apparently. tonight the drug enforcement agency is hoping you can help solve a serious problem. the dea says many prescription drugs end up being abused by friends or family or sometimes they are stolen. so tomorrow you can drop off your unused prescription medication at police and sheriffs offices all-around the bay area. we have a list of the part pating agencies on our website. just click on "see it on tv." check your medicine cabinet.
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it is a good chance to get rid of anything you do not need lying around the house. sarah shourd says she feels hopeful and optimistic after meeting in person with mahmoud ahmadinejad. she pleaded for the released of shane bauer and josh fattal from an iranian prist -- prison. they were hiking near the iraq-iran border and were accused of spying. >> it was important for me to tell my story directly. i am thankful to this and hopeful it will make a difference. >> ahmadinejad did not comment publicly after their meeting. shourd spent 14 months in solitary confinement and released 10 days ago for health and humanitarian reasons, and now she is pushing for the released of her fiancee and their friend. now let's focus on the weather forecast. pretty steamy around here the next few days. sandhya patel is here with the weather. >> that's right, dan, and
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there is no escaping the heat unless you are at the beaches. there it will be warm, but not uncomfortably hot. wanted to show you what you will see over the next couple days. the high definition emeryville camera, clear skies and a beautiful view of the sunseting at 7:03. a weak late day sea breeze allowed the temperatures to come up today and the warming is not over just yet. look how warm it is around the south bay in places like san jose. it is still 70 degrees. antioch reporting 70. still have upper 60s around a san francisco and oakland. upper 50s around the north bay. holding steady on sunday. and the heat peaks on monday when the temperatures are expected to hit the triple digit mark as we head toward the weekend for the inland areas. definitely getting warm. let's look at the water vapor imagery. the warming continuing on saturday. what will happen is subtle changes will take place.
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a strong trough approaches, and it just weakens the ridge enough to allow a sea breeds to kick in earlier -- breeze to kick in earlier why. the inland areas remain about the same. the sea breeze will cool the coastal areas down by a few degrees. not for long and the temperatures come back up again, and we could be talking about near record numbers on monday. tonight it is going to be a mild night. the low to upper 50s across the bay area. it is a spare of the air for your saturday. moderate air quality. good around the rest of the bay area. if you are making plans, here are the temperatures. it is going to be a warm day. 90 in milpitas. 90 within -- 91 in san jose. 89 in mountain view. millbrae, 86 degrees. if you are going to the pacifica fog fest, beautiful weather, but no fog. 74 degrees. downtown san francisco warm and 84.
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76 in the sunset district. and you are going to feel the autumn heat in the north bay. 95 for sonoma and calistoga and novato. 88 in oakland and 92 in fremont. inland communities also hot. 95 in concord and beach day for you. 92 degrees and 92 also for salinas. here is the seven-day forecast -- spare the air. warm conditions for the weekend. bordering hot for some. downright hot on monday. triple-digit heat. upper 70s. dan, it is going to be gradual -- gradual cooling trend when the temperatures slowly start to fall as the sea breeze returns and the fog starts to return the end of next week. >> i like fog fest, sans fog. thank you very much. coming up next, the feet coming up next, the feet accompmpmpmpmpmpmpmpmpmpmpmpmpmp
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is the first to fulfill the dream of human powered flight. his aircraft called "the snowbird" was towed off the ground like a glider, and then it was powered by the pilot pumping his legs up and down like he was on a stair master. it coses the -- it caws the wings to flap like a rafter. it reached 16 miles per hour and stayed airborne almost 20 seconds. the flight was certified by an international organization that verifies aviation records. the giant played in denver, but their ballpark in san francisco was jam packed anyway. people of all ages filled the stands and the field as the performance of "ieda" was on the screen. look how many people attended this tonight. this is the first time the
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opera has sigh mull simulcast one of the performances. best of all, it was all free. the stadium was in use for opera and the stadium was open for opera. >> what do they say? it ain't over until the fat lady sings? in colorado, the giants try to cling to their half game lead in the nl@ú@ú@ú@ú@ú@ú@ú@ú@ú@ú@úú
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>> closed captioning brought to >> closed captioning brought to with just eight games left in the regular season, the giants are still clinging to first place in the west. tonight they opened a big three-game series in colorado. let's go out to coors field. bruce bochy would see his team struggle at the plate, but tim lincecum was just about perfect at the mound. lincecum had a perfect game through five. the rockies go the to him in the 6th. eric young, junior made it 2-0. the giants answer in the seventh. burrell connects and it is a 2-run blast to left. it put san francisco on top to stay.
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2-1 would be the final. lincecum gets the win striking out nine over eight innings and the rockies are four and a halfback. the padres came back though to beat cinncinati. trailing 3-2 in the seventh and tahada put san diego on top with a two-run single. 4-3 the final there. so the padres stay a half game back of the giants. the a's slim hopes of catching texas are just about gone. oakland cut the lead in half with this two-out single. he trots on home. but the rangers break the game open with a five-run seventh. guererro did most of the damage with a bases loaded double. guererro hit a solo homerun. texas wins it and the rangers can clinch the west with a victory tomorrow afternoon. still in search of their first win, the 49ers play in kansas city on sunday. de spied being 0 and 2, san francisco is a favorite
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because of their monday night showing against the saints. the offense came to life as san francisco was oh so close to upsetting the defending super bowl champs. the 49ers hope to build on that as they prepare for the unbeaten chiefs. >> like i said before, this is a building block. this is a step in the right direction. you can't get over confident. don't drink the cologne. just splash it on. >> this sunday, sc gold pride takes on philadelphia for the women's professional soccer league championship. today gold pride put on a clinic in san francisco. milbret and spielger teamed up to work with the kids from the american scores chapter. it is an after school program that uses soccer to empower kids in communities. she took pride in being a good role model for the young girls there. >> boys have all of the opportunities in the world. it is my pleasure to be able to spread the word and show them what is an example as a
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professional athlete on the women's side of the game too. >> great story there, and a great story about the pride. last year they finished in last place. this year they are in first, and they are a heavy favorite to win. >> it is great. thank you, rick. that is what is happening tonight. "nightline" is up next. >> from all of us here, i'm dan ashley. we appreciate your time and hope you have a great weekend. stay connected 24/7 at abc7news.com. good night. greed. the wealthiest corporations. billions in profits and bonuses. and the sacramento politicians just gave these same corporations a new billion dollar handout... paid for by cuts to education and public safety with no guarantee of creating one new job. but we can change this by voting yes on proposition 24. prop 24 repeals the billion dollar giveaway
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